The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall for nearly 700,000 Britax baby strollers over a potential fall hazard linked to at least 26 injuries.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If your child or other loved one was injured by a baby stroller, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
Update: Britax Recalls 200,000 Car Seats for Choking Hazard
June 22, 2017 – Britax Child Safety is recalling several models of its B-Safe infant car seats for a potential defect with the chest clip that keeps a child restrained. Affected models include Britax B-Safe 35, B-Safe 35 Elite and BOB B-Safe 35. Recalled car seats can be fixed using a free kit that can be provided by Britax.
What’s the Problem?
February 17, 2017 – The recall affects B-Agile and BOB Motion Strollers with click-and-go receivers. According to the CPSC, “a damaged receiver mount on the stroller can cause the car seat to disengage and fall unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to infants in the car seat.”
The recalled strollers were sold at retailers like Target and Babies “R” Us since 2011. In total, about 676,000 of the baby strollers have been sold in the U.S., in addition to 36,400 units in Canada and 4,600 in Mexico, according to the CPSC.
Problems have been reported to occur when Britax strollers are in travel system mode, when the car seat component is attached to the stroller frame using click and go receivers.
Britax initiated the recall after receiving at least 33 reports of car seats unexpectedly disconnecting from the stroller component and falling to the ground. In 26 cases, these incidents resulted in injuries to babies including scratches, bruises, cuts and bumps to the head.
The company has also received at least 1,337 reports of strollers that have damaged click and go receiver mounts. Customers who purchased single B-Agile and BOB Motion strollers should stop using the receiver mounts immediately and request a free repair kit from the company.
“Owners of the recalled double strollers should stop using them with car seats attached,” CPSC said. According to Britax, the stroller and car seats components remain safe when used separately.
Can I Participate in a Class Action?
In order to maximize each client’s recovery, our lawyers have decided to only file individual lawsuits for families whose children were injured by a Britax stroller. The problem with class action lawsuits in this type of litigation is that class members are often forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees. If your child or other loved one has been injured, contact us today to learn more about your legal rights.
Do I Have a Britax Stroller Recall Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Britax stroller lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if your child was injured by a defective baby stroller, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.